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The Ides of March and After

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216444
eISBN:
9780191712180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a discussion of Ciceros's letters following the assassination of Caesar. It then discusses his philosophical projects, which include De Natura Deorum, De Divinatione, and De ... More


M. Tulli Ciceronis: De Fato

R. W. Sharples (ed.)

in Cicero: On Fate: & Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy IV.5-7 and V

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684760
eISBN:
9781800343047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684760.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the text and translation of Cicero's On Fate (De fato), which begins with the criticism of Posidonius and Chrysippus on universal causal sympathy. It describes Chrysippus as a ... More


The Beginning and End of the Late Republican Astrological Debate: The Politicised Philosophical Posturings of Cicero

Steven J. Green

in Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology: Manilius and his Augustan Contemporaries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199646807
eISBN:
9780191782220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646807.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter conducts a detailed analysis of astrological passages across two contemporary works of Cicero, De Divinatione(2.87–99) and De Fato(7–8). It argues for a softening of stance from the ... More


Chrysippus’ Theory of Causes

Susanne Bobzien

in Determinism, Freedom, and Moral Responsibility: Essays in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198866732
eISBN:
9780191898891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866732.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter combines an in-depth analysis of Chrysippus’ defence of his determinism in Cicero’s On Fate with a systematic reconstruction of his theory of causes. It shows that our evidence does not ... More


Commentary

R. W. Sharples (ed.)

in Cicero: On Fate: & Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy IV.5-7 and V

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684760
eISBN:
9781800343047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684760.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the commentary on the treatise On Fate (De fato) written by Cicero, which opens with references to ethical philosophy and logic. The Stoics and Hellenistic philosophers in ... More


Introduction

R. W. Sharples (ed.)

in On Fate: Cicero: & Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy IV.5-7, V

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684760
eISBN:
9781800343047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684760.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Cicero's treatise titled On Fate (De fato), which is part of the second group of his philosophical writings that dates from the period of Julius Caesar's ascendancy at the end ... More


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